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about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. good morning. breaking news. you're looking live at cape hatteras, north carolina, where the outer bands of hurricane earl are whipping up strong winds and heavy rain, but the storm weakened overnight and so the impact, so far, isn't as bad as feared today, friday, the impact, so far, isn't as bad as feared today, friday, september 3rd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television nice to start with what
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seems like some good news. good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry in for meredith. tgif and earl has arrived. >> the storm is lashing the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and
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it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurricane warnings in effect still for the northern half of the coastline of north carolina. we also have tropical storm watches and warnings all the way up to new england. hurricane warnings for parts of new england as well. the big problem is going to be the storm surge. not so much the rain. it's going to be the storm surge, anywhere from two to four feet of storm surge, some areas picking up five feet of storm surge, but make no mistake, rainfall is still going to be an issue. we're talking about rain that could be anywhere from two to four to six inches, some areas picking up seven to ten inches of rain, especially as you get
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up to new england. this system will be traveling up along the coast, and by later tonight it's along the maryland coast and by tomorrow, it is threatening new england. but right now, here for the outer banks, the good news is it's staying offshore. but, again, we've got a lot of rain, a lot of wind. people have heeded the warnings and people who needed to evacuate have evacuated and most people tonight are safe. it's still a ways before emergency service vehicles and rescue units will go out to assess the damage but right now the worst, it looks like we missed the worse but still have a few more hours to be battered by this system as it makes its way up the coast. >> all right, al. this is all relative, obviously. he's getting battered pretty good down there. this is the better scenario we had expected. now 50 miles to the south, jim cantore is in cape hatteras. jim, how is it down there? >> reporter: it's rough down here, too, matt.
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we've had about eight straight hours of sustained tropical force winds, gust at 78 miles an hour. our winds are out of the north, right up across highway 12 here. you can actually see it here. hatteras ferry landing and at times you get the oversplash. as the winds die down, we'll see this debris. we don't know how much of highway 12 is covered with water. we made an attempt to get out to get some pictures before the sun came up but we couldn't get very far at all, maybe a couple of hundred yards but that was about it before we ran into water that was coming up to our tire, so we obviously turned back. the situation here should improve until the water recedes. we didn't lose power during the entire event and may, for many of the business owners and people who had vacation plans here this weekend, salvage part of the weekend if it's not that bad and there is no breach. vacationers may get back in here
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tomorrow. back to you. >> jim cantore in cape hatteras for us. thank you, jim. director of the national hurricane center, bill read. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm doing well. the question is, how busy are you? is it time to breathe a sigh of relief, sir? >> not really, but it is looking a little bit clearer as to what the trend will be. i've got the longer trend of the satellite. you can definitely see that it was a well-structured eye and circular wind field. if it skewed more to the east, if that trend continues, the worst of the winds will stay off to the east. again on the forecast track, i want to show that we're still too close to call. this forecast is almost right down the line on verifying. that brings it awfully close to the islands of nantucket, martha's vineyard and cape cod to completely rule out some serious impacts from maybe
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hurricane force winds later today, tonight and early tomorrow morning. >> okay. so, you were saying hurricane force winds. do we know how strong those winds might be for nantucket and cape cod, how dangerous they might be? >> well, at the present time, i would think we would be right on the cusp of a category 1. so, in the 75 to 85 miles an hour, perhaps some higher gusts, if there's some pretty good squalls with that. >> i'm trying to remember the last time the northeast was threatened by a serious hurricane, and i can't remember when. why is something that's so rare happening this year, sir? >> well, we may think they're rare, but they do commonly occur and this is a fairly similar scenario, of one bending around the coast. it was just 1991, which i guess for the younger people was a long time ago. hurricane bob took a very similar track from off cape hatteras and came across with 100-mile-an-hour winds right through cape cod. before that, gloria in '85.
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so, yes, you go through periods. i was in houston and we had gone 23 years without a hurricane and we're thought of as a much more frequent visitor from hurricanes. >> bill read, thank you. one of the factors is also that the water is a little warmer, a couple degrees warmer this year, helping earl maintain its strength. thank you so much this morning. >> my pleasure. ocean city, maryland, winds are picking up already. we've got the weather channel's julie martin there. julie, what's happening there? >> reporter: well, ann, the worst of earl hasn't made its way here to ocean city just yet. but, you're right, winds are picking up, gusting up to 35 as we speak and the wave action is starting to pick up in the atlantic as well. really, that's going to be one of the major threats as we move forward, not just through today once earl passes and heads on off to the northeast, but through the labor day holiday. keep in mind about a quarter of a million tourists are expected to visit these beaches over the weekend and the seas are still
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going to be very dangerous. we're looking at very dangerous rip currents all through the weekend. just keep in mind last weekend, ann, when hurricane danielle was several hundred miles off the shore, there were more than 500 rescues along this very beach. so, lifeguards are going to have a lot on their plates this weekend as the beach is still expected to be quite packed. in terms of the timeline with earl, today we're expecting the worst of the weather to hit around 10:00, 11:00 this morning. and then the rest of the afternoon is going to be a total washout here. but we don't think we're going to be seeing those hurricane force winds, much like what your crew in hatteras saw and also what could be expected there on martha's vineyard and nantucket later today. instead, this will be more like a bad coastal storm, we could see gusts over 40, 50 miles an hour. overall, it looks like ocean city, maryland, will be spared some of the worst of hurricane earl. ann? >> good news there. thanks a lot, julie martin. it is now 7:08. here is matt. >> ann, thank you so much.
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now to the economy, hit hard by an ill wind of its own for far too long now. the stock market has rallied the past two days. while that's great, more important numbers are coming out this morning from the u.s. labor department. we're talking about the jobs report. cnbc's erin burnett is here with perspective on that. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you do not want us to focus on the unemployment number today but the payroll number. why? >> states and companies report, the number of people they hire and fire during the month. on that base, we'll actually lose jobs but if you take out the census, which is actually important, we may see a bit of a gain but not enough to put a dent in the 8.5 million jobs lost. >> when you say not enough, the u.s. economy has been adding jobs each month since last january, but about 12,000 a month. what do we need to add to make a big difference? >> we have been adding jobs. the number of jobs we were adding tapered off this summer
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to that 12,000 rate. that's nowhere near enough. just to keep up with population, people graduating college, people coming to the united states, you need anywhere from 100,000 to 200,000 a month just to tread water, just to keep pace with population growth, never mind to take a dent in that 8.5 million. so, you would need 150,000, 200 plus. it would take several years at 200,000 a month, matt. >> a lot of people question the stimulus, excuse me, they'll say we'll spend about a trillion dollars when it's all said and done. 100 billion has been spent so far. one of the purposes of that money is to create jobs. it doesn't seem like it's happened fast enough and another people are talking about another stimulus package. >> there's still money to be spent is the first thing. there's more and more talk. do we need more infrastructure, extend those bush tax cuts? some of those things may happen. not all of them.
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how much will stimulus really help us, matt? this was a debt-fueled crisis. people spent more money than they had. the painful truth is it's going to take a long time for people to get to the right level of spending. stimulus may not solve it quickly. >> the stock market has rallied, despite the fact that pretty much everyone is anticipating a poor labor number this morning or jobs number. >> right. >> the former labor secretary had to say about the connection between the markets and the econo economy. he said the stock market has as much to do with the real economy as the weather has to do with geology. day by day, there's no relationship at all. over time, weather and geology interact, but the results aren't evident for many years. do you agree with that? >> i absolutely agree with that. we had a rally because the market said manufacturing in america expanded, which, by the way, it is. and it's a good sign. but the market is, at best, matt, an indication of where we're going to go. if you see it go up for a while, that is an indication that things will get better six months to a year down the road. >> people who deal in the market already expect this jobs number
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to come out, it's been factored in? >> that's right. by the way, of course, because they're sort of a twisted group of people, if the number is good, they maybe upset, because they're saying we're not getting more stimulus. that's not so good for the market. >> new headline, a twisted group of people. we begin with a security scare at miami international airport that forced the evacuation of four terminals. all terminals are now reopened and flights are resuming as scheduled after a bomb squad was called into the airport after a suspicious item was found in a carry-on luggage. three people held hostage at the discovery channel headquarters and just what happened inside. pete williams is in washington with the very latest this morning. pete, good morning to you. >> good morning, natalie. police say they actually believe
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that james jay lee never had any intention of ending his standoff alive and they say he clearly spent a lot of time preparing for it by building bombs. maryland police and federal agents searching james lee's house discovered he had actually been testing his bomb-making skills. they found four explosives he left behind there. >> no sirens, no noise. >> reporter: when he stormed into the discovery channel building wednesday afternoon, waving a gun, it turned out to be a starter's pistol, one of two he was carrying, incapable of harming anyone, but he strapped explosives to himself, which could have harmed his three hostages. >> clearly the hostages were close enough that they would have been in harm's way, had the bomb gone off. >> reporter: a member of the s.w.a.t. team was able to slip, undiscovered, into the building and radio back what he saw. >> i am directly behind the suspect. there is a wall between me and
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him. >> reporter: the officer described the bombs lee was wearing and the control he was holding. >> it looks like canisters on the outside. it looks like a propane bottle on the inside. two coffee cans surrounded by a propane canister. flashing light in his left hand almost like a death grip. >> reporter: when the hostages tried to make a run for it and lee appeared to raise his gun, the officers fired and killed him. police say lee grew increasingly irrational through the negotiations, repeatedly telling them he was prepared to die. natalie? >> pete williams in washington. thank you, pete. the coast guard says no oil is leaking into the gulf of mexico after an oil platform about 80 miles off the louisiana coast burst into flames thursday. the owner of the platform, mariner energy, says the fire was not caused by an explosion and all gas and oil production has been shut down. all 13 people on board managed to evacuate and were safely rescued. meantime, bp says it has successfully removed the
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temporary cap on its damaged oil well and no crude is flowing out. engineers are trying to reach the well's failed blow-out preventer to try to determine what caused that deadly april explosion. after wrapping up peace talks in washington thursday, iz raili and palestinian leaders agreed to another meeting to be held later this month in the middle east. about 100 tiger sharks were spotted preying on a school of fish off the coast of australia. swimmers and fishermen are being warned to stay out of the water. don't need to say that again. it is now 7:15 right now. back to matt and ann. >> that image is enough to keep me out of the water. >> exactly right. al has made his way a little closer to the shore li
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>> that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al. stay safe. we'll check back in with you in a little bit. when president and mrs. clinton moved into the white house, they laid down the law, chelsea was off press. the obamas seem to be a little more open with the details of their daughters' lives. norah o'donnell has more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. this president and first lady do try to keep their young daughters' lives as normal as possible. they try to keep them away from the press and out of the news, but lately it's mom and dad who have been spilling the beans, talking openly about everything from malia's new braces to
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sasha's love of hip-hop. president obama still calls his oldest daughter his baby, but even he admits she's growing up quickly. >> i don't have teenagers yet. malia is just -- just turned 12. say good luck, huh? she's my baby. even though she's 5'9", she's still my baby. >> but malia is no baby, a growth spurt over two years now has her almost as tall as her parents. >> and she just got braces, which is good because she looks like a kid, you know. she's starting to look too old for me. >> the president is increasingly sentimental in public about malia, especially her first summer sleep away camp. >> which she has never done before and i may shed a tear when she's on her way off.
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>> once off limits, the daughters are now everywhere, photographed on vacation from spain to martha's vineyard. the president is not only seen with them but likes dishing about his daughters. >> when i woke up this morning and i'm shaving and malia knocks on my bathroom door and peeks in her head. >> except when the president got in trouble for talking about malia's grades. >> so, malia came home the other day. she had gotten a 73 on her science test. >> it's not just the president. the first lady, too, has spoken openly about her daughters' interests. >> malia's one issue for her father is saving the tigers. so, we talk about the tigers at least once a week. and what he's doing to save the tigers. >> since it's back to school time, we learned that the girls
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get up at 6:00 am. they are not allowed any tv during the week. they've got to do their homework. why so much sharing about america's first daughters? advisers to the president say it's totally natural. the president and mrs. obama are proud parents and, like all parents, we love to talk about our kids. ann? >> all right. norah o'donnell this morning, thanks. switching gears and talking about a random and horrifying attack when a young woman getting out of her car has acid thrown into her face. we'll learn what the victim has to say about her assailant, who is s
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coming up, we'll have more on hurricane earl as he skirts the east coast of the united states. then, whoops, the governor of arizona freezes on live tv during a live debate. also coming up, an amazing story about a baby declared dead
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between glen arm because of a fall in trade. -- fallen tree. in westminster, we have a disabled bus on the shoulder. you can see some delays started to form on the outer loop. there is a lay from harvard to the parkway. --harford to the parkway. you can see the outer loop delays are dissipating. that is the latest on traffic. >> we are continuing to track hurricane earl the center of which is still 70 miles southeast of cape hatteras. it is dumping a lot of rain and hurricane force winds and the carolinas. there are light showers now locally but tropical storm force conditions will likely pick up as the morning progresses.
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it will quickly move to the northeast and maybe clear this afternoon. for inland, it looks like morning clouds around the baltimore area, may be a sprinkle or two, and the sun coming out this afternoon. the winds are out of the north with the advent of the cold front which will come through tonight and change our weather patterns. we are going above 90 to a high of 79 degrees tomorrow. we will be down to 51 degrees when you wake up sunday morning and 79 on sunday. >> be sure and check the bottom of your screen for updated news throughout the morning. we are back at 7:55.
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7:30 now on a friday morning, the 3rd of september, 2010. hurricane earl is lashing the outer banks of north carolina right now. even though the eye of that storm remains well offshore, al roker is down there and we'll check in with him in just a couple of minutes. and further north in ocean city, maryland, you see the winds and waves are starting to intensify there as well this morning. earl is moving up the coast and could put a damper on labor day vacation plans for a lot of people. it's set to hit new england with hurricane force or tropical
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storm force winds a little later today. we'll keep an eye on it. >> so far, it's staying offshore. >> good news, he's not here in new york right now. we've got a nice crowd of people out on the plaza, getting ready to kick off the labor day weekend. we'll get outside and say hi to them. inside studio 1a, i'm matt lauer, alongside ann curry while meredith is taking some time off. she'll be back next week. coming up, a bizarre crime story. >> no kidding. a young woman getting out of a car was approached by a woman she didn't know who then threw acid into her face. bethany survived the attack and says thank goodness she was wearing sunglasses, which is unusual for her, or she would have been blinded. why would anyone do such a thing? we'll get details, coming up. another story come iing up, another casualty of the real estate crash, the mcmansion. why huge homes that have been built, in some cases over the past 10 or 15 years are not in
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vogue anymore and what the new trend in the market seems to be. maybe the best story, the most sweet story of the morning. it's remarkable. about the healing power of a mother's touch. it actually seems to have brought a premature newborn back to life two hours after he was declared dead. and a camera was rolling the whole time. and now mom and baby and the whole family are doing great. we'll be speaking to them in an exclusive interview coming up in our next half hour. before we get to all of that, let's go back down to north carolina, the outer banks. al has a check on hurricane earl. al, good morning. >> good morning, matt and ann. we're checking out the radar right now on my ipad. i can see we are still in the thick of it. you can see these bands coming around as you go to the radar, you'll see again earl right now is 85 miles offshore. and it's a category 2 storm, 105-mile-per-hour winds. again this is a very potent
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storm. luckily, it has not made landfall here. we can't say the same for nantucket. they may, in fact, have a landfall later. later this afternoon and this evening, hurricane earl makes its way up the coast. it's threatening maryland's coast and then later tonight, long island where they're going to get pounded, the eastern half of long island is going to get pounded with strong winds and rain and then we get up into nantucket tomorrow night and they'll be under the gun with the heavy rains. they may get a direct hit. of course, we've been telling you, they haven't had one since bob in 1991. while it is not a direct hit and this system has weakened, it's still a pretty potent weather system. matt, ann, back to you guys. >> al, thank you so much. and we'll get the rest of al's forecast coming up in a moment. first, we want to tell you about a horrific attack. a 28-year-old woman in washington state who had acid thrown into her face by a complete stranger. she's sharing her story and
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showing some remarkable courage even as her assailant remains on the loose. kristen walker has more on this. >> reporter: good morning, ann. bethany storro has endured a lot in life. a childhood illness has made it difficult for her to hear but she has overcome that obstacle and now she's showing her strength again. >> i can't let what she did to me wreck my life. that's not fair. >> reporter: bethany storro, wearing the bandages from this week's surgery is not letting the physical or emotional pain stop her from speaking out. >> if we can catch that girl, that would be awesome. >> reporter: that girl bethany wants police to find changed her life forever. a few days ago, this was bethany storro, a 28-year-old professional. here, sharing a laugh at her sister's wedding. but monday night, bethany stopped to get a cup of coffee in downtown vancouver when a woman she had never seen before
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approached her and, for unknown reasons, threw acid in her face. >> it was the most painful thing. my heart stopped. i almost passed out. imagine that on your skin. i could hear it sizzling. once it hit me, i could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling in my skin. >> reporter: bethany dropped to the ground. strangers rushed to help. her family is devastated. >> you can imagine how i feel. this is my little girl. we're a strong family that loves each other very much. we'll get through this. we're not going to allow this to stop our lives. >> reporter: bethany has experienced challenges in the past. as a baby, she contracted spinal meningitis, which caused partial hearing loss. doctors say the acid attack could have taken her eyesight, but it didn't, because she was wearing sunglasses. >> i don't normally wear sunglasses. i just don't like them or anything. it's a miracle because, i mean,
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20 minutes before, you know -- i want to buy glasses. that's jesus for sure. i mean, you know? that's a miracle. >> reporter: according to experts, acid attacks are unusual in the united states and say they are more common in countries like bangladesh and pakistan. young women are usually targeted for domestic disputes. police investigating the attack on bethany says it appears random. >> i have no enemies. >> reporter: in fact, she has a community of friends at the safeway grocery store where she works, all rallying around her. amazingly, bethany is trying to lift her loved one's spirits, too. >> i have an amazing family and friends that love me and i'm blessed, you know. i'm trying to stay positive. i'm a happy person. i like making others laugh because i'm just hilarious.
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>> reporter: incredible grace under extraordinary circumstances. >> in time, i'm going to forgive her because if i don't, then it's hard to move on with my life. >> reporter: bethany's doctors say she has second-degree burns and are hopeful they can repair most of the damage. ann? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. >> clint van zandt joins us. she is described as an african-american woman, hair slicked back into a ponytail, wearing several earrings and a green top. bethany said she walked up to her, holding a cup and said, hey, pretty girl, do you want to drink this? clint, possible motivation? >> number one, it's amazing the resilience this woman has and, number two, she was able to take this mental snapshot in her mind of her assailant.
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one of four different motivations. one, it could be someone who is substance abuse. we see a lot of these, for lack of a better term, crazy attacks related to somebody who is under the influence of something. number two, it could be a mental illness. number three, ann, many times we see these bizarre gang initiations where you have to commit some horrific act to be a member of a gang and, number four, because we have this black/white type of issue, it could also be considered a hate crime. that's the challenge right now. what was the motivation? >> and you also suspect that something likely happened to the attacker just hours -- within hours of the attack? >> yeah. you know, should it be either substance abuse, just the ingestion of something or some type of mental illness within the last 24 or 48 hours, we usually find something happened in that assailant's life that would cause, in this case, her to come forward and do this. ann, the interesting thing is that this appears to be obviously premeditated. in essence, the victim just
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happened to show up, just happened to get out of her car, but the assailant is already there, already has the acid in a cup. you don't carry acid in a cup up and down the street all day. she had to have been planning to do this. premeditated. the question is, was, in fact, as police believe now, this victim just a random victim of violence? if so, what, again, is the motivation to commit this terrible act that, as your lead-in piece says, is normally associated with south asia, bangladesh, not here in a true drizzlization. >> to do it here, to attack a woman's face has its own specific meaning. and what has to be in the mind of this attacker? >> for most of us, what we look like. for men, how tall we are. and not being a sexist but for a woman many times we put a lot of value in her face. when you and i meet somebody, ann, the first thing we do, we
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look at their face. we start to make a judgment on them, based upon how they look. well, this assailant attacked what was very near and dear. again, it was a woman. so, she knew the value of the face, of the attractiveness. and that's what she went for. but, ann, this wasn't just taking a key and scraping the side of your car. this is i'm going to do this and for the rest of your life, you will have these permanent physical and mental scars. a terrible attack. >> the woman is at large, the attacker. based on the nature of this crime, what is the likelihood that police will be able to gather enough evidence to find her? >> there's a potential lot of evidence. number one, the cup. the assailant would have disposed of that. we have the potential for fingerprints. we may have dna that may be recoverable. we're going to have surveillance cameras. it's hard to walk down the street without your picture taken from a surveillance camera. if she bought the acid, let's
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say it was toilet bowl cleaner or something like that, in a local drugstore or hardware store. that's going to be receipts. if she took a bus or took a cab, there's going to be some record or somebody who is going to recognize her as having used that mode of transportation. so, there's a lot of potential leads. notwithstanding that distinctive picture we have and those three ear piercings, if that woman is from the local area, someone should recognize those distinctive piercings. >> clint van zandt, thank you, as always. >> thank you ann. let's touch base with al in north carolina's outer banks as hurricane earl is passing by. hey, al. >> hey, ann, thanks a lot. of course, earl is really only affecting the east coast. this is really right along the coast. you go inland and the weather is going to be pretty good. we've got some heat to talk about. southwest still will be very hot.
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the east coast -- actually, once this moves through, temperatures are going to warm up again. we have the southeast pretty warm as well. heat continues out west and on into the southwest. pacific northwest looking pretty good over the weekend. in fact, as we take a look at the weather, you are going to see sunshine here in the southeast and the mid atlantic states once earl moves away. >> we are chicken winds and rain that ocean city with tropical storm conditions. this afternoon, near 90 but much cooler >> for continuing hurricane earl
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coverage, check the weather channel on cable or online. ann? >> al, thanks so much. coming up next, when is it okay for your kids to stay home alone, how about wear makeup? we'll hear from the experts about critical milestones. also coming up next, the incredible shrinking mcmansion, after this. this season, jackets required. show-stopping. refreshing. glamorous. provocative. breathtaking. charming. dazzling. dramatic new jackets. a ravishing repertoire... ♪ ain't got that swing brilliantly orchestrated. only at chico's. ♪ don't mean a -- i can take one airline out... and another home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest.
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we're back at 7:45. the end of the mcmansion. according to the census bureau, houses, on average, have shrunk, 300 square feet in the last three years. what does that mean for you and the value of your home? barbara corcoran is "today's" real estate contributor. the end of the mcmansion, almost a slang word now. what exactly is a mcmansion? >> anything over 7,000 square feet that's newer is a mcmansion. >> a little oversized and a austentacious? >> it has a lot of -- >> do realtors shift away from them? >> definitely. the house is too big, for people who can well afford it, they're saying i don't want it. it's just too big. >> economy, people don't want to spend it and those houses take more to keep up? >> those are all the reasons and people are more socially aware of their carbon footprint, as wacky as that sounds, and feel irresponsible having a big
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house. frugal has a new association. it's now not cheap. it's cool and comes with bragging rights. >> if the move is -- if the trend is toward smaller houses, what size house fits into that power alley? >> anything that's smaller than, say, 2,200 square feet is considered a small house. but things have really changed. there's a new move for teeny weeny houses, the equivalent of two queen size beds and they are selling well. >> come on, 70 square feet? >> no kidding. they have everything in there. kitchen, a bath and a bed. that's it. >> all right. great rooms, which they're one of the features of these mcmansions, they are out. so now we're looking at multiple use rooms? >> one room that serves many purposes. a dining room, living room and den, all in one space, considered one room. >> and, as a result, things like formal living rooms and formal dining rooms --
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>> forget it. >> -- not really in vogue? >> people hate the formal floor plan. those rooms are not used. small spaces feel bigger. it's lighter. >> you talked about carbon footprint. i understand solar panels are now in vogue. >> you can save 80% of your heating cost. the big atrium window costs a lot of money. >> they still like big yards but i understand we're seeing fewer and fewer swimming pools. >> of course, because it's not used enough. people with children think it's dangerous, not that it's not for everyone, but certainly the majority. >> if you own a mcmansion and you would like to sell it, are you stuck? >> well, you're not stuck with anything in real estate if you have a low enough price. what's happening is the biggest homes on the market are the ones getting the least money per foot and that used to be exactly opposite. >> interesting trend. barbara corcoran, thanks so much for your information. >> my pleasure. brain freeze, embarrassing moment for the governor of
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we have cut the budget. we have balanceded t ethe budge we are moving forward. we have done everything that we could possibly do. we have, uh -- did what was right for arizona. i will tell you that i have -- really, did the very best that anyone could do. >> awkward. >> yes, one of those moments that once you get in the middle of it, it only gets worse, because your mind is racing so fast to try to figure out what you wanted to say. now you've just completely lost your place. >> because you're embarrassed and it compounds it. she calls it the longest 16 seconds of her life. and then she said, i'm human. i'm human. that's what she said afterwards. >> debates are pressure packed, too. they're very intense events. you can understand -- >> ever happened to you? >> yeah, maybe not. i don't know about 16 seconds. >> no, never. >> it's definitely happened, no
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purina puppy chow and purina dog chow. >> live, local, late breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> 7:56 and time to check on the morning commute. >> good morning . a couple of incidents we have been talking about all morning. we have hartley mill road because of a downed tree. elected city has a down the pole at old frederick road. alcott city. we will keep an eye on that for you.
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11 minutes spoke on the outer loop topside and the west side. does that very nice ride around the area. we will give you a live look at the top of the beltway. outer loop delays have dissipated but there could be intermittent delays from harford. you can see the top part of your screen on the left side is southbound traffic and looks like it is smooth sailing. >> we are continuing to track hurricane earl which is 85 miles south of cape hatteras. ocean city should be in store for some heavy rains in the morning. we are getting light rain in baltimore that is not making it to the ground. expect the hurricane to go to the east as the day progresses. a cold front to our west will push it more to the east.
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that will come in behind this with some dry air and much cooler temperatures. we will go from 90 degrees to a weekend where we will be only in the upper 70's. 79 degrees and -- on saturday and sunday and monday, 81 and plenty of sun. >> check the bottom of your screen for updated news throughout the morning. we are back at 8:25 for a live update.
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8:00 now on a friday morning. it's the 3rd day of september, 2010. hurricane earl has not made his presence known here. that could change a little later in the day. we're expecting some gusty winds here, some bands of rain. but, as i say, so far, so good here. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann kcurry. happy to be out here. coming up, i don't know whether we should call this a medical mistake, medical miracle or somewhere in between. but it's an amazing story. >> it all ended well, i'll tell
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you. think about this. a couple in australia had twins, they were born at 27 weeks. then the doctor comes in and tells them that one of them, their son, didn't make them -- didn't make it. the doctors give the baby to the mom and says basically you might want to spend some time saying good-bye. after two hours of holding her son on her chest, like this, the baby begins to show signs of life. and, all of a sudden, its eyes open. it's all caught on tape. it is something of a miracle. here we are, the family -- all the family is here to tell their story. >> i can only imagine what the doctors are feeling. >> stunned. they were absolutely stunned. we'll hear more about that. >> also ahead, when kids get older, they face certain milestones. parents have to make all kinds of decisions as to what is the right age to allow your kids to do things like go on a sleepover, sit in the front seat of a car, usual social media. this morning, we've gathered some experts and we've done some polling and we'll try to give
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you the best advice we can on age appropriateness for these certain milestones. one of the milestones parents have to decide on is when you should let your kid have their first job. coincidentallily speaking, next week here on "today" meredith, al, ann, me and natalie are going to take you back to what we did as our first jobs. i think a lot of people will be able to identify with these. and then we'll try to figure out if we can still do those jobs. >> i know. we are definitely up to the task. there's meredith. >> she was a teacher. >> tap dancing teacher. >> very first job starting tuesday right here on "today." but first, let's go back down to al. he is in north carolina this morning with a check of the forecast on earl. al? >> hey, guys. how are you doing? yeah, earl -- right now, the winds have died down a little bit, but the rain has really picked up. earl is about 130 miles
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east-southeast or east-northeast, i should say, here of our location at kill devil hills. the winds right now are at 105 miles per hour. that's the center of the storm. it's moving north-northeast at about 18 miles per hour. so, this is a pretty strong forward motion for this hurricane. and it's going to be affecting the east coast all day and into early tomorrow morning. back to you. >> all right, al. thank you very much. you keep us posted. right now, let's go inside. natalie morales is filling in for ann. she has all the headlines of the morning. natalie? >> gd morning to you, matt. a scientist was taken into custody for questioning this morning at miami international airport after a metal canister, resembling a pipe bomb, was found in his luggage. four concourses were shut down and evacuated as a bomb squad searched the airport for explosives. nothing hazardous was found. all terminals are now reopened.
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the coast guard says no oil is leaking into the gulf waters after a massive fire thursday on another oil platform off the louisiana coast. all 13 crew members were safely rescued. the coast guard is investigating the cause of the fire. another deadly attack this morning in pakistan. at least 35 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives drg a shiite procession. the gunman who held three people hostage at the discovery channel if in maryland this week. the gun james lee used was a starter pistol and could not have hurt anyone. university of iowa football player miraculously walked away with a few bumps and bruises after a pickup truck slammed into his motor sicycle, tossingm into the air and on to the pavement. the horrifying accident, as you see there, was captured by a police dashboard camera. lucky for him. it is now four minutes past --
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oh, let's get a look now at what brian williams has coming up tonight on nbc nightly news. >> natalie, good morning. like you, we're following this storm up the east coast. really, some folks could, this weekend, get some pretty bad conditions before it's all over. we're on top of it. live reporting when we see you for nightly news. natalie, for now, back to you. >> thank you, brian. it is 8:04 right now. let's go back to al in north carolina for another check of "today's" weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by 2, 4rks 6, 8 value meal. try different meals all day every day. >> natalie, thanks so much. we have early making its way up the east coast. this will be a weather maker for the next 24 hours for the eastern seaboard. rest of the country for today, we have great weather throughout much of the u.s. we do have some clouds and some showers out into the northern plain plains. we've got beautiful weather in the southwest. although, it is going to be asty.
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some hit or miss showers there. as we move on into the weekend, saturday -- east coast will look pretty nice. although we will have some remnant showers northern new england leftover from earl along the eastern seaboard, rip currents will be a big problem. as we move on into sunday, again, you can see much of the country experiencing a very, very nice labor day weekend. that's what's going on around >> hurricane earl graves ocean city today but taken easterly turn. a cold front is on the way to baltimore, near 90 today but only 79 >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> that's one of those gusts that catch you off guard.
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al, thank you very much. just in time. when we come back, an amazing story. did a mother's touch bring her clinically dead newborn back to life? an exclusive after these messages. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time...
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correspondent amy robach has their story. >> doctors told kate and david ogg of australia that their baby boy was dead. what happened next was nothing short of a medical miracle. the birth of a baby. one of life's happiest moments. but for kate and david ogg, their elation came to a screeching halt after one of their twins, baby jamie, born premature at 27 weeks, was pronounced clinically dead. doctors told her -- >> they said jamie didn't make it. we've lost him. >> the nurse handed the baby's limp body to his parents to say good-bye. instead, the mother talked to her newborn when she could have been mourning him. this footage taken by her midwife. the baby lay on her skin for two hours. she cuddled him and stroked him and said your twin sister, emily, is fine.
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>> he started gasping more normal, more regularly. i was like what's going on? >> she said the doctors told her not to get her hopes up. it's just a reflex. he couldn't be alive. >> then a short time later he opened his eyes. >> she held her nipple to his lips and he started sucking. >> they kept saying i don't believe it. i don't believe it. >> a medical miracle. baby jamie came back to life before their eyes. >> i've got a very smart, very strong wife who instinctively did what she did. if she hadn't have done that, i don't believe jamie would have been here. >> magic in a mother's touch. even doctors say there's something to it. >> isn't it interesting that the body, the mother's warmth, the effort she had up to that period of time was passing through to the child? that's pretty amazing. >> jamie and his twin sister, emily, are now 5 months old and
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happily living at their home in sydney, as yustralia. >> we were lucky. >> yeah. >> i feel so fortunate. >> so lucky. >> the luckiest people in the worl world. >> a mother's touch specifically holding a premature baby to her skin is referred to in australia as kangaroo care. it has helped premature babies feed and keep themselves warm but this takes it to a whole new level. one blogger says it best. it just goes to show you how a mother's love trumps all the known measurable science. ann? >> thanks a lot, amy. we're lucky to have kate and david ogg here with us, along with their twin, emily and their miracle baby, jamie. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> i've got to ask you, at that moment after giving birth, after being told this devastating news, what made you react as you did? >> i carried him inside me for only six months, not long
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enough, but i wanted to meet him, you know, and to hold him. and for him to know us as well, as he was on his way out of the world, we wanted for him to know who his parents were and to know that we loved him before he died. >> so, you were loving him? >> yeah, yeah. >> and talking to him? >> yep. and telling him his name and his sister and how she was doing and all the things we wanted to do with him as he grew up. >> didn't want to let him go. >> and he did. >> and you did. had you known about kangaroo care, this idea before? >> yeah. i had read about it a few years back, about a woman having a premature baby and your body kind of acting as an incubator to keep them warm. they come out of you. and the warmth, the smell of the mother, the sound of their heartbeat and so putting him back on my chest was as close as he could have been as to being inside me where he was last
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safe, you know. >> over the course of those two hours, you were hoping that he would come back to life? >> yeah. >> or had you -- >> we had resigned ourselves to the fact that we were going to lose him. and we were just trying to make the most of those last, precious moments. >> we thought it might have been only an extra one or two minutes we had with him at the time. we didn't know it could extend to over two hours, which was fortunate. it's still going on. so we feel extremely lucky. >> it looks like you even took off your shirt, david. >> i did. kate turned to me and said rip your shirt off. use your body heat. that's what we did, just to give him as much warmth as we could. >> you talked about in the tape hearing him start to gasp. the doctors said this is just a reaction. >> yes. >> this is not anything more than his body reacting. >> yes. >> when he opened his eyes, what was the emotion? what was the thought that you
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had? >> i think half of us was saying what if he actually makes it? if he does, this will just be a miracle and the other half is saying no, he's been declared dead. it's purely reflex. >> then we saw -- what a blessing, we get to see his eyes before he passes away. >> and he's lifting his head and grabbing my finger. >> yeah. >> it was amazing. >> and the doctor -- you have tears now just thinking about it. >> i know. yeah. >> because it was something that you never, at that moment, after two hours, thought would happen? >> yeah. >> and you must have had to call the doctor in at that point? >> well, he started making movements just five minutes after he had been handed to us, but the movements were just getting stronger and stronger and after two hours, we thought, he's getting stronger. he's not dead. eventually, we said to the doctor -- he wouldn't come back. we kept saying, he's doing things that dead babies don't do. you might want to come and see
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this. >> he was amazed he was actually alive. >> go and tell him that we've come to term with the baby's death, can he just explain it? that made him come back. >> they look beautiful, both of them. emily and jamie. thank you so much for sharing your story. i'm sure it's inspired a lot of people. we're back, right after this. ale announcer ] how do you know when something's good? when something's safe? you talk to these guys. they go through every car and truck we make with a big fat red pencil. because they know a family's going to be inside. a teenager. a guy on the way to the job. the engineers of chevrolet. just another reason why we can offer a 5-year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. and another reason why a chevy's a chevy.
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this morning on parenting today, when is it okay for your child to stay home alone? how about get a facebook account or ride in the front seat of a car? we recently teamed up with to find out what moms and dads everywhere really think about these milestones. elizabeth shah is the executive editor of parenting magazine, harriet cole is a mom and parenting exert. and the father of two as well as author of "i'm with fatty, losing 50 pounds in 50 miserable weeks" and a recent guest here
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on the show. there is no owner's manual when it comes to raising kids. >> right. >> you have to rely on the best information you get. when you conducted these polls, did you find a great discrepancy in what you thought the appropriate age was? >> it depended on the thing. when is it okay for them to swim alone? 80% of them said never. hallelujah. >> he we say swim alone, we're talking in the swimming pool without adult supervision? >> without a lifeguard or, sorry, without a parent but with a lifeguard present. i'll say that. >> okay. >> basically, you should never swim alone. no child, no adult should ever swim alone. >> when i was growing up, our parents had a pool and said no one could swim alone because even an adult could get hurt, but certainly not children. >> wait a second. how old are your daughters? >> 5 and 2 1/2. >> very young. you have a 16-year-old child in a backyard swimming pool, you cannot let that -- >> we were not alloweded to do it. >> no? >> if there is a lifeguar
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present, they should be old and married. >> yeah. you want to avoid other problems at the same time. let's get to the second one. by the way, you think never is the appropriate answer on that? >> yes, never. the buddy system. if you do have 16-year-olds, two 16-year-olds who are responsible. >> okay. next one, when is it okay for children to stay home alone? 5% of people said age 8. 44% said age 10. 51% said age 14. how do you feel about this? >> i think the older, the better. but also it depends upon the child. some children are more mature but 14 is still a little bit young. you have to go over every rule. what are the emergency numbers? what do you do if somebody knocks on the door who is not supposed to come in, all those kinds of things. at 14, we still have to reinforce that. >> our experts have said 10 or 11, start testing the waters. >> short periods of time. >> assuming the child is responsible. 15, 20 minutes, call and check in. you build from there.
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again, if you have a child who is very immature, you have to make that call and you wait. >> i'm more worried about who is knocking on the door than who is inside, other than the house burning down, i'm worried about everyone who is coming to the door. for me, i'm thinking when they're ready to go to college is good. >> getting a sense of what kind of parents you are right here. >> except you haven't let them out until college and they haven't learned anything. >> we'll have a nanny when the kids go off to the next school. >> when is it okay for your child to sit in front of the front seat of a car? 87% and others said any time as long as they're in their car seat. that was 3%. really this is all about height and weight requirements, isn't it? >> there are rules about this. >> federal law, no child under 13 should ride in the front seat. >> federal law or federal recommendation? >> federal recommendation. basically it's just not safe. the backseat is the safest place for everybody. and you do need to check with the aap and the national highway safety.
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>> we have that situation, your 5-year-old or 6-year-old -- >> i did it once. >> just going to the store. >> what helps you finally get over that -- >> if that air bag explodes then your child's neck could break. >> it's a safety issue. >> your child could truly die. it's nonnegotiable. >> in the personal philosophy area, when is it okay for your child to wear makeup? before i get to the statistics here -- there they are already 9, 3%, 12, 42%, age 16, 55%. harriet, what's your rule? >> forget about it! they're wearing makeup around 12. you determine what can they wear. there are rules about what they can wear. little kids, i have a 6-year-old daughter. at home she plays in makeup when she plays dress-up with her friends. there are rules for in the house and out of the glass. by 13, lip gloss and maybe a little blush. >> don't answer this yet.
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allowing your girls to get your ears pierced, ed? what age? >> nose first. >> simple piercings here. let's keep it basic. >> when they're about 13. my sisters all had it done when they were very, very young but my wife had it done at her bar mitzvah. that's been the rule of the day. >> polling, what you conducted, under a year. that early thing, about 26% say it's okay if they're very, very young. age 8, 49%. age 14, 25%. >> that didn't surprise me at all. i think 8 is when kids start seeing it with other kids. it also reflects the cultural spread. in some cultures, it's very much accepted to pierce a baby. >> i'm going to go quickly over this next one. i think it's personal choice. when is it okay for your child to choose his or her own clothing? in reading your presprues, you thought as soon as they show an interest, they should be able to do that. >> it expresses their personality. it's important. >> and a safe way to do it. >> real, real quickly, social
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media. when should they be allowed to go online and participate in social media, ed? >> i think they can go on as soon as maybe their early teens, but i plan on being on that account until well into their 20s. >> safe accounts for little kids and they need to learn how to use it. you teach them and teach them what's appropriate. >> these >> live, local, latebreaking - this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. it is 8:26 and let's get a final check on your final commute. >> we still have that tree in the glen arm area between harford avenuie. in ellicott city another downed
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tree. frederick road as closed in both directions at sand hill road because of an accident. drive times are looking good with no allies around the area. 95 south between the beltway and 32, you are looking at 10 minutes. a live look at the top side of the ballet shows earlier delays which have dissipated. at york road, it is a little bit heavier. nothing to major. a very nice ride overall. >> take a look at our radar satellite combination and there is hurricane earl which is 160 miles away the eye is just out of range of the radar at this point. wind gusts are up to 35 miles per hour at ocean city. most of the rain is up on the
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clouds over baltimore and is not really falling on us yet. the temperature is 76 degrees at b w i marshall. the barometer has dropped off considerably. we're getting that breeze coming off of the storm at this stage and are for big test -- our forecast calls for a little sunshine this afternoon. >> i give for joining us and we will have another update at 8:55at
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8:30 now on a friday morning, the 3rd day of september, 2010. we have a big pre-labor day crowd gathered on the plaza this morning. these people are going to go off and enjoy the sights and sounds of new york on what's starting off to be a sunny day.
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not sure it will end up being that way because of hurricane earl. his presence is not felt here, but rain and wind and overall miserable conditions later in the day. it's nice right now. >> it's hard to believe it's coming. >> it really is. i'm matt lauer, along with ann curry, while meredith is taking time off. natalie morales joins us as well. you're going to be talking about one of the hottest fashion trends? >> the curvy look, something a lot of men might really like, the hourglass figure inspired, of course, by the popular tv show mad men. we'll see how that's translating into this fall's fashions. we'll get some ideas on how you can make that look work for you. >> okay. also coming up, we'll talk about cooking healthy in the kitchen. it doesn't mean it has to be more complicated necessarily. we'll check out recipes that are 500 calories or less with only five ingredients. i did smell bacon, though. >> one of the recipes is pork loin, i think, or pork roast with bacon.
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>> still 500 calories or less? i'm salivating, just thinking about it. >> smells good in the studio. also ahead, parents seem to have a tough time letting go when their kids go off to college. they call them velcro parents. remember, earlier this week, we talked about melissa and jeremy, our "today" throws a wedding couple. and we revealed the four chois for their reception location here in new york. you know what? we need you to vote. go to and learn more about melissa and jeremy and the ceremony location and you can vote for your favorite. >> don't forget on facebook, follow the wedding progress and we'll be checking our page for your comments. you can text your votes to 622639. text one for hudson terrace, two
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for central park zoo and three for gotham hall. >> not four locations, there are three. to the outer banks of north carolina, al has been braving the elements and continues to do so. hurricane earl down there, al. what's going on? >> right now the good news, rain is kind of letting up. i think we are -- on the radar, we've been looking and it looks like now this thing is pulling to the northeast. we are on the southern fringes of this. and so we still have the wind but the rain has let up just a bit. and that's good news. for the weekend, though, it's going to be, again, baffle a coastal event and it will move relatively quickly. within the next 24 hours, it's gone. and we've got a great labor day on tap. if you look at saturday, great weather throughout much of the country. ditto for sunday. again, the heat is going to be hanging around, especially down through the southeast.
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and then on labor day itself, another chamber of commerce day for a lot of folks all around the country. that's what's going on around >> we are chicken winds and rain that ocean city with tropical storm conditions. this afternoon, near 90 but much cooler >> the kill devil hills ocean rescue folks are going through. everything okay with people out there? all right. michael morris is taking care of things, in charge of the ocean rescue for kill devil hills. thanks. don't forget, you can check your weather any time of the day or
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night on the weather channel or online. now let's head to washington, d.c. and mr. willard scott. all right. it's that time again. droiv out to the country. get some apples. oh, boy! soon you'll get chestnuts. life goes on. ♪ roasting chestnuts by an open ♪ ? >> take a look as the jam jars spins. vivian houston and vella gowdy. they are twins, and they are 100 years old today. emma buck, 105. fifth time she's righting into the show. our estute crew can you tell it.
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retired teacher. always doing things. that's the secret. one of my favorite secrets. dorothy walters of omaha, nebraska, 100 years old, lives on her own, drives to the beauty parlor every day. that is very important to the ladies. i mean, they go until they're 150. ralph monroe of ravenna, ohio, loves planting in his garden. another good activity. 100, plays bridge weekly with her 99-year-old husband. hey, doesn't say who wins. never did play bridge. louise beasley of bowling green, virginia. balances her checkbook, goes to church weekly and is loved by everybody.
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wish i could say that. and charlotte marcus, delray beach, florida, is 100, still drives and just renewed her license till year 2013. i hope my contract lasts that long. that's all. that's it. now back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you very much. when we come back, lady-like fashion. is it back for good? we'll talk about the latest trend. we'll talk about the latest trend. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message.
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this morning on "today's" style, the "mad men" look, early '60s silhouette is back in a big way this fall. if you are a lady with curves, you will be very happy. sta stacy london, she is a lady with curves and also our resident style expert and host of tlc's "whatn "what not to wear." by the way, she's also appearing
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in the current off-broadway show "love, loss and what i wore." congratulations. >> thank you. last night was opening night. it was fantastic. we'll be doing it for a month. i have an amazing cast and it's an honor to be in it. >> i heard you're fantastic in it. congratulations on all that. >> thank you. >> you still got up this morning. >> yes. >> show us how to do this "mad men" kind of inspired look. you describe it as curvy? what would you say? >> here is the thing. great thing about "mad men" and christina hendricks, in particular, an actress who plays joan, we're celebrating curves again. even women who don't have curves can get the illusion of curves with this look. i will say you are doing a perfect betty draper right here. everybody take a look at ann. it is about creating curves or accenting curves. >> okay. >> we'll show you how to do that. >> thank you for that nice compliment. let's look at our models, though. i'm sure they've got it together much more than i do. our first look by serena.
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did you make this with a belt? >> yes. this is what's important. here is the perfect way to either get curves or show off your curves. you want a sheath dress with this kind of princess seaming detail, the belt accents the waist. look at the attention paid to color. if you have a smaller chest, this could still accent your chest. here, it also de-ephmasizes a larger chest. most important, get a bra fitting because the girls have to be up and high in order to get this look right. that's all i'm going to say. >> okay, stacey. thanks, serena, that's beautiful. next look by mary ann. come out, mary ann. that's very nice, very jackie o., i think. >> it's still jackie o., based
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on that early '60s inspiration. many women think that "mad men" theme can only be achieved by wearing skirts or dresses. you can do a skinny pant. look at the pemplin that gives you the illusion of a hip and gives you the illusion of curves. >> what is peplin? >> the hem around the top which gives more volume. >> i see. >> this is easy to wear for day or weekends. the knit itself is that nice flat knit, easy to pack, easy to take with you to travel. >> again with the pointy shoes. >> yes, always. notice the kitten heel. this is a very short heel. this is the new style for fall. it's not about the sky-high platform even though we both love it. >> all right. thanks a lot, mary ann. our next model, dawn, is showing off some very serious curves
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because she's also expecting a baby. >> she is. can you believe that? >> no. >> look at this body with expecting a baby. i mean, shut up. what i love -- what i love is this is the new length skirt. a lot of people are afraid of this because they think they can look dowdy. i like to think of this as long as you are accenting the waist with a wider waistband, doing visual interest with the plaid, which is also very big for fall. and nice pointy toe shoe. this is lady like. keep it light with something tighter on top so that the volume is only in one part of the body. otherwise we lose the body shape. this is how you accent curves. if you didn't have hips, this is a great way to give yourself the illusion of hips because it looks like you have a small waist and larger hip. >> this also plays into the neutral theme of this year. >> absolutely. >> on top. >> camel, in particular, is the new neutral. you will see color as well. i'm actually showing the neutral tones because when you're doing a plaid this big, if you did it
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in a bright color it might be overwhelming. neutrals are a great base, great investment and you add color as you go. jewel tones are very big this season. >> our next model is zoe. >> one of my best friends and works with me. we had to put her in something -- she loves the bee hive. animal print is super important this seen. i wanted to talk about that. this is the h & m cardigan around $24. you can get animal print inexpensively and do it, even if it's a bolder animal print. don't be afraid. animal print doesn't go out of style. it's much more popular this season, but it may not be as popular. you can always have this in your wardrobe. great investment. >> let's bring all the models out. the bottom line on a lot of this is that we're accentuating the waist as much as possible and also channeling our '60s pointy shoes. >> pointy toe shoes, accented waist and you will have curves all season long. >> such a pleasure, stacy lon n london. congratulations on all your
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success. well done. quick and easy dinners that are only 500 calories or less. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: healthier living today is brought to you by kashi, made with all natural goodies. this morning on healthier living "today," quick and easy dinners with five ingredients and a grand total of 500 -- that's 500 calories or less. with kids heading back to school, it's a good thing for busy families who want to watch their waistlines. nutritionist robin's rescue dinner. lazy days of summer is over, barbecues in the back. parents have to get kids fed nutritiously and quickly. >> right. >> i love your five ingredient
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recipes and want to keep them healthy. as a nutritionist, that's what i do. you don't have to sacrifice flavor or nutrition. picking five key ingredients, you can have fabulous meals every night of the week. >> maybe on the second one as well, i was surprised you managed to keep these under 500 calories. lasagna rolls with herb cheese, using a bumplg of cheese. >> yeah, i know. pick the right ingredients and use them wisely and be well under 500 calories. nutrition information for my recipes, sometimes i'm like, wow, i have to add something. >> you start with the basic lasagna noodle? >> they're already cooked. i have herbed cheese. >> what is it? >> goat milk or sheep's milk cheese that has oregano or thyme. you can use an herbed cream cheese or make your own with regular cream cheese or goat cheese and add fresh or dried herbs. also mixed into that mozzarella
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cheese. you want mozzarella for the gooeyness and part skim mozzarella keeps the fat out. >> tough to spread. >> it's not that tough. >> appearance at this point is not really that important. >> no. they're going to roll it up. the appearance is important at the end. roll this up like this. this is a fun presentation, too. >> perfect. how long would you bake it? >> put it right in there, put sauce right over top. >> five ingredients, 500 calories. >> a finished product, room for green beans. 488 calories. >> it doesn't sound like 500 calories either. >> no, bacon. >> bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. >> the other white meat. >> super, super align. you have room to add bacon. you can also add ham, prosciutto or something like that for flavor. i forgot to season it first. >> pork can dry out a little bit so the fat from the bacon can maybe help that out?
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>> that's right. it keeps it nice and moist. put it in a roasting pan, toothpicks in it if you need to. pork has a natural affinity with fruit, which is so good for you. throw that in the pan and roast it 25 minutes. >> cooking time on pork is very important. >> you want it to still be a little pink in the center. people don't realize that. they want to overcook it and dry pork is not a good pork. >> the way you manage the five ingredients, keep the seasoning simple. it's salt and pepper. >> so much flavor from the bacon. you don't need anything else. it's super satisfying. you're not the food police here. you have room for some rice on the side, steamed broccoli and still come in at 328 calories, 7 grams of fat. >> you have few ingredients, 500 calories and most of the cooking time is very quick. >> under 30 minutes. >> put it in the oven and forget it while you're doing something else with the kids. >> like homework. >> robin, thank you. appreciate it. up next, separation anxiety
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for mom and dad when the kids go off to college. we'll talk about that. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's" family, letting go. you first brought your kids to
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preschool, they might have been clinging to your leg crying, as you tried to leave. as kevin tibbles found out firsthand, when kids head off to college, it's mom and dad who are doing the weeping. >> reporter: across the country, they're leaving the nests. college-bound students moving into dorm rooms, leaving mom and dad behind. >> she will always be my baby, for sure. and i'll miss her. >> reporter: for 18-year-old jennifer wang's parents, it's going to be tough. >> i think it's time for myself to be independent. >> reporter: on move-in day at the university of minnesota, the separation anxiety is just as hard, if not harder on the parents. you're allowed to cry a little bit, right? >> i cried already. >> reporter: here and at colleges around the country, grinell in iowa, moorhouse in
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georgia, princeton and others, colleges are trying to help by gently nudging the parents out. >> we're encouraging them to help the student move in, get settled and then it's time to spend good-bye. >> special programs and lectures for parents on one side of the campus while new students are free to meet up with friends across the quad. speaking honestly, there's been a bit of separation anxiety in my own household. this week, i shipped off my own two kids. and it was pandemonium, but my son had this message for his micromanaging parents. >> mom, dad, it's time to let go. >> reporter: i'm not ready to let go. >> you do still have a very important part in your student's life and you always will. in fact, there's a good chance that some of them will even move back after they graduate. >> reporter: oh, heaven forbid. like most families, they're struggling with how to say
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good-bye to 18-year-old dana. >> it's very hard. miss tucking her in, if that's okay i share that. >> because you can't do that here. >> i offered. she turned me down. >> reporter: backing off so the kids can move on. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc news, minneapolis, minnesota. >> all right. good luck to kevin. >> ten more years before that happens. >> and you have that a year from now. >> yeah. my daughter is going to her last year of high school. >> we'll have much more on hurricane earl and more ahead after your local news.
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>> live, local, latebreaking - this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning, i am mindy basara. the trial of the three men accused of killing the former city councilman ken harris is not expected to end soon. they are charged with killing him in 2008. the judge in the trial says it could last up to five weeks. jury selection alone is expected to take five days. defense attorneys believe it will be hard to find an impartial panel. >> i think it will be difficult and you take into consideration the media exposure and many people will not want to sit on this because they may have known the victim were witnesses or have heard so much about it.
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>> harris had stopped by a jazz club when he was shot in the back. back. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics. in washington, i'm trying to do the same. that's why i voted to crackdown on wall street and protect the bay. and why i voted against the $3 trillion budget, the big bank bailout, and against the health care bill. you see for me it's not about democrats or republicans it's about common sense and doing
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what's best for our families. maybe that's why i'm ranked one of the most independent members of congress. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. forecast. >> our friend hurricane earl is now about 175 miles southeast of ocean city. the storm continues to move off to the northeast. the rain is south of baltimore. the rain is now hitting the lower eastern shore. our forecast for today calls for the tropical storm warnings to continue along the maryland coast and eventually, we will get some breaking for with temperatures near 90. >>
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